Negative painting in Watercolor

negative Painting in Watercolor

JUNE 22, 2024 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $55
‚ÄčNon-member $75

Negative painting is a technique where artists define a shape by painting around the subject rather than directly on it. It challenges artists to think in reverse, focusing on what is not there rather than what is and offers a unique way to create intricate details, textures, and depth in watercolor artworks.

This workshop assumes that you know the basics about watercolor painting.

The goal is to have fun, learn the basics of negative painting, and finish a painting.


Renee Woolard lives in Colorado, where mastering techniques and her own curiosity makes painting so much fun for her.  She likes to paint a wide variety of subjects and gets great enjoyment when people connect with her work.

Renee is self-taught and has been painting for over 25 years.  She continuously challenges herself to improve and is deeply inspired by nature.  Her paintings have been in several juried shows in both Texas and Colorado.   She is also a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society.

Some of Renee’s work:


This list will be emailed to the participants. There may be additional miscellaneous supplies added in the email.

Brushes: Bring your favorite brushes. Sizes should range from 4 to 12. We will be painting small shapes and large shapes. Make sure you have a good point to get into the corners.
140lb cold press paper – your favorite kind – minimum of 4 – 11 x 14ish pieces of paper. If you paint fast, bring more.
Board and tape – We will be taping down our paper on the board. May be tracing images onto paper as well, so if you have a block of paper, you will need a board and tape.
Watercolor paint – bring your favorite transparent colors and your palette for mixing colors. Reds, blues, yellows, greens. Just have a variety. Opaque’s are ok, but will be working mostly transparent (semi transparent is also ok).
Water container for rinsing your brush
Paper towels
Spray bottles – spritzy kind of spray – and a misty kind of spray
Hair dryer
Pencil and eraser for erasing pencil
Kneaded eraser
Pair of scissors for cutting shapes out of paper
Hand towel to catch drips

Member $55
‚ÄčNon-member $75

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